Southern Yacht

My little take on plus size fashion, life, travel and smurfs

Monday 9 October 2017

Days out - Alnwick Gardens and Castle

Hello there,

Last month we travelled up to Liverpool for the Curve Fashion Festival. As luck would have it, we found ourselves with some spare time, so decided to make a mini holiday of being up north (bearing in mind we live in Southampton, so anything past the M4 is north for us...).

One of the first places we visited was Alnwick Gardens and Castle. This was a win win situation as the other half wanted to visit the Poison Garden and the Harry Potter fan in me was dying to see where the famous broomstick scenes were filmed.

First off, the gardens. We were so lucky with the weather - even though we spent a far bit of time dodging showers, it was still warm enough for ice creams outside. Could have been worse!

I had an audience watching me do this - didn't care!

We spent the morning in the gardens and then walked over to the Castle which took about 10 mins (20 mins if you kept stopping for selfies...)

 Yep - this was never going to work in the wind...

I really wanted to see the areas where the broomstick scenes in Harry Potter were shot - and to my delight, they even had some broomstick lessons going on while we were there! It's definitely a place to visit if you're a fan, with lots of HP goodies in the gift shop.

I think to do both the Gardens and Castle in one day is pushing it. I felt like there was bits in both we didn't have enough time to explore. But I guess that just gives us a good reason to go back in the future.

Thanks for reading


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